Saturday   04/04/2020  |  11/08/1441 H
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Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Ministry of Interior
General Directorate of Border Guard
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The late King Abdulaziz, God bless his soul, laid the foundation of the organs of the state.

  • In 1331 H.  The late king was preoccupied and first concerned about the formation and setting up land and maritime patrols and surveillance centers in the Eastern region. The patrols and the centers were consisting of small sailing boats that sail along the coast supported by land patrols on camel’s back to watch the land.

  • In 1344 H, the core of the Coast Guard Authority was established in Jeddah and it was tasked with organizing the duties, roles and responsibilities of patrols, seaports and harbors.

  • In 1347 H, the work of the patrols, seaports and harbors in Jeddah was unified under one leadership, which was "Coast Guard"; and its work was limited to the Red Sea coast. Coast Guard was entitled to carryout its duties on foot or on camels back, these patrols were tasked with inspecting wild land and seizing contraband items.  The sea patrols were tasked with monitoring the coast within the territorial waters of the Kingdom by means of primitive boats.

  • In 1353 H, the codes and regulations governing the "The Coast Guard Authority” were issued, including all the provisions related to the roles,  responsibilities and duties carried out by Coast Guard; under theses  governing codes and  regulations, the Coast Guard Authority  was placed under the leadership  of the Ministry of Interior.

  • In 1355 H, the Coast Guard Authority was established in the Eastern region.

  • In 1383 H, the coast guard authorities in the Eastern and the Western Region  have been integrated under the name "The General Directorate of  Frontier Forces, Ports and Coast Guard".

  • In 1394 H, a royal decree No. M / 26, dated 24/6/1394 H was issued approving  the governing regulations of Border Security Statute as per  Cabinet's Resolution No. 923, dated 19/6/1394H the name was changed to be the  "General Directorate of  Frontier Forces".

  • In 1399H, His Royal Highness the Minister of Interior passed a decision No. 2S/ 7074, dated 26/9/1399H, by reassigning the duties and responsibilities carried out by Border Guard; to watch, control and protect all seaports in the Kingdom instead of the General Directorate of Public Security.In 1412 H, His Royal Highness the  Minister of Interior passed a decision No. 85/5/SH, dated 1/8/1412 H,  amending the executive regulations governing Border Security Statute.

  • In 1413, HRH the Minister of Interior passed a decision No 85/5/s H  dated 1/8/1413 amending the executive regulation governing Border Guard Security Statute.

  • In 1414H, a royal decree No. M/9, dated 16/7/1414H, was issued approving Cabinet's Resolution No. 76, dated 14/7/1414 H amending the name of the "General Directorate Frontier Forces" to be"General Directorate of Border Guard".

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